Civic Engagement is crucial in order for any government to be in optimum health because of the fact that there are core activities required for the upkeep of democracy. The civic engagement program teaches the importance of active participation by citizens in the lives of their communities, states, and the nation. It involves learning about the community and political system, crafting solutions to address the community’s problems, and engaging in constructive deliberation to work towards solutions.
The program is designed to teach how to critically examine key concepts related to civic and community engagement, including identity and social location, community, and systems of power. The course provides ample opportunities to reflect on course concepts and engagement experiences. The program encourages the recognition of how effective individual actions can affect social change and envision one’s identity as an active, engaged, responsible citizen.